Geez, time is flying. I was talking with the Hubs this weekend and we realized this was the last full week we have before our CrossFit 70 Christmas Party WOD and our trip to Texas for Christmas. Which also means this is the last full week before Christmas! For some reason I thought we had another week… I had the same problem with Thanksgiving. I can’t keep track of time at all!
Time has been flying by these last few months. When I realized this coming week is the last full week before Christmas I wanted to panic. Instead I just took a deep breath and made a realistic list of things to try to get done. There is no reason to add extra stress to your life over the holidays because of all things you feel like to “have” to do. Do your best and enjoy the rest. A little #wycwyc action is good for more than just your physical health, it goes a long way for your mental health as well.
I was tempted to freak out about all the things I “have to do” before Christmas, but then I realized… Christmas will happen regardless of if I do or don’t do any of those things. Yes, I’ll still make my list (and check it twice). I decided to not stress out over making everything perfect. Afterall, me sending out Christmas cards with the wrong name on them may be the laugh people need in the hustle and bustle of things. Or maybe they won’t even notice… Archer and Madeline seem like distinguished names anyway. Let’s roll with it.
Aside from the cards I started to think about those Christmas shopping lists. While we had a list of people we needed to get gifts for and started chipping away at it, we still hadn’t really started shopping for Payton. Whoops. If we were going to do any online shopping I knew we’d have to get on it, so we spent some time Sunday morning figuring that out. It’s so much fun to shop for her! She is just such a good kid so I feel really good about being able to bless her with those big wants I find myself so often saying no to throughout the year. Seriously, look at that face! I love her.
She is easy to shop for (aren’t most kids?!) it’s usually the grownups I have a hard time figuring out gifts for. Not only is it hard to buy for other people but I always get that deer in the headlights look when people ask me what I want. I really am blessed enough to say I don’t “need” anything. But there are some things I wouldn’t say no to if they showed up under the tree…
Like a maid.
Stick a bow on it and call me happy.
So boring and grown up of me. It doesn’t get better with this next one. More boring and grown up… the WeMo Crock-Pot.
This this is what dreams are made of. I make Crock-pot meals at least 2-3x a week since we are coaching at the CrossFit late most nights. Sometimes I forget to turn it down or off or on before I leave. Being able to control my crock pot with my phone from where ever I am?! That is the closest to Rosie Jetson I’m gonna get!
This one is a bit more of a big ticket item, but I’m kind of lusting over the ScanSnap Evernote Edition. I’m on a quest to become paperless. I have stacks of piles waiting to be filed and I’m SO over it. I want to be able to scan in important papers and then shred/burn the hard copies. I’ll post more about this another time as I continue this adventure. I’m working on being more clutter free and this little baby would help me speed up the process.
Since we are talking about technology… I always use my iPad in the kitchen. I save most of my recipes to Evernote and pull them up when I need to reference them. I’d love to have something like this iPad Kitchen stand to use while I’m cooking. Plus it doubles as decoration. Win-Win.
Aside from all the practical household gifts… There is of course the gifts for the CrossFitter! My BFF Andrea from Thick to Thin just recently announced she is going to be starting a Tank of the Month Club! Whhhhhattttt?!! Sign me up. Her new designs are the bomb.com. I’m currently lusting over this built by barbell t-shirt. You can even get a matching one for your guy. Totes adorbs.
She also just launched some pretty wicked headbands too. Want. Them. All.
Of course, the season isn’t just about spending as much money as you can. You can give relational gifts too! Take a loved one on a date. Make picture collages or books of memories you’ve had together. Those special gifts can mean even more than some random gift card. For some people I’m just taking time to write out some positive things I noticed about them this year. Don’t freak out about having the perfect pinterest Christmas…. Enjoy time with your family and friends and make memories.
What’s on your wishlist?
What’s your best Christmas Memory?